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what oil etc to use on w108 wood trim?

hi, I just purchased a nice 71 280se. The wood on the dash has been redone at some point, and not to a very high level (I may strip and refinish later on). However, the rest of the wood trim has not, and it's in OK but dry condition. What are some suggestions for putting some moisture back into it? Does a good home-furniture product work OK, or is there something more specific? Teak oil?

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The wood has (had) a clear coat that will prevent anything from getting to it, so slathering oil on it won't accomplish a whole lot. You can try in the hope that someone has stripped the original finish and their work has given out.

It won't hurt anything - try it in an obscure area and see what the results are.

This about the only vintage wood trim that you can successfully refinish on a DIY basis. Anything much newer than this has a hard clear coat that's nearly impossible to remove without industrial strength chemicals.

Just realize that if you do attempt to refinish it, the veneer is paper thin and can easily be sanded through - go at it with a very, very light approach, such as with steel wool rather than sandpaper.

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Try a wood wax of similar shade/tone

Give it a polish with a fine clear coat paint polish
Clean well
Then the wax

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